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Snow-Covered Swamp Discussion
5 days ago
The deck can make between a somewhere between a lot and infinite mana in the mid to late game so mana isn't that hard to come by. My land base is pretty solid with Cabal Coffers , Cabal Stronghold , Deserted Temple , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Thespian's Stage , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Vesuva . I also have a Magus of the Coffers and an Umbral Mantle for infinite mana with at least 6 Snow-Covered Swamp s
1 week ago
match_lighter: Thank you for your appreciation :)
For the manabase: the next plan is to go +2 Fetchlands, -1x Forest , -1x Snow-Covered Swamp . Since Forest and Overgrown Tomb are both fetchable with the "Forest"-keyword I can go for the budget version of Verdant Catacombs : Wooded Foothills / Windswept Heath .
The only reason to run Snow-Covered Swamp is against Blood Moon , which is not played very much, also i'd need a full playset of Verdant Catacombs to fetch is consistently. So neither my budget allows it nor have I the requirements by the Meta to play it.
(It allows me to play Inquisition of Kozilek and Plague Stinger , otherwise I would use the to animate Inkmoth Nexus ).
Regarding Pendelhaven : I upgraded to 2 last week and need to playtest. You increase the consistency of drawing it but also run the risk of beeing stuck with one on the field and one in hand. Need to see how the playtests go and then I'll decide if I go down to 1 again. 3 seems an overkill to me.
I never thought of using Surgical Extraction in such a matter, it seems like a good idea. Maybe I can borrow the card or proxy it for playtests, but currently it is out of my budget.
1 week ago
Love this deck! There are a few cards I would suggest, firstly the mana base looks nice, but if your budget permits Verdant Catacombs would be ideal. I don't know how I feel about the Snow-Covered Swamp , as it really hurts to have a land that doesn't produce . Pendelhaven needs to go down to a one of in my opinion, though it is really awesome when you draw it making one want to play a playset, it is brutally painful when you have Haven1 and then draw Haven2. Inquisition of Kozilek is definitely a good reason to play in infect, and I feel that one card that matches well with it is Surgical Extraction , be it in the board or main deck, it allows you to target a fetchland in the opponents graveyard, look at their hand, and choose if you want to attack. If they have removal and you don't have an answer you don't have to attack, if the don't attack. Seeing you as semi-budget Surgical Extraction can be a bit expensive but it's on a down trend currently so I'd look at picking up a few copies soon.
Anyways, awesome deck, good luck brewing!
1 month ago
I think Yawgmoth is a good choice against big creature/ramp decks.
Having Damnation is a good start to beating these types of decks. Dead of Winter with Snow-Covered Swamp and Crux of Fate are underrated board wipes in Commander. Yawgmoth's -1/-1 ability can kill little creatures and then make your opponents sacrifice big creatures ( Plaguecrafter , Fleshbag Marauder , Dictate of Erebos ). Ravenous Chupacabra and Shriekmaw can really ruin an opponent who ramps into a big creature to then have it killed. Since Ravenous and Shriekmaw are creatures that makes reanimation and recursion good with them. Ob Nixilis Reignited is another way to kill big creatures which is nice with proliferate from Yawgmoth.
With black you can go completely over the top of ramp decks with reanimation ( Buried Alive , Animate Dead , Victimize ). Use it on flying creatures such as Vilis, Broker of Blood and Rune-Scarred Demon . You can play cards that create tokens ( Nest of Scarabs , Dreadhorde Invasion , Pawn of Ulamog ) which can be good blockers against big creatures who don't have trample or flying.
2 months ago
Field of the Dead
one way to make it easier to trigger is by using half-normal basic lands and half snow-covered lands. I would cut 4x
s and add 4x
s and same with
7 out and 7
Overall the deck looks great, I look forwards to playing vs. you in Seattle.
2 months ago
SideBae I agree with you regarding the signets. With land, everything is quite simple:
2 months ago
multimedia All great suggestions. I've been thinking about replacing Ob Nix for either Kokusho, the Evening Star or Pontiff of Blight , just havent played around with either of them yet to see how they do.
The fast colorless mana is another issue i've been trying to remedy, but I'm running into the "these are all awesome, what do I cut?" problem. Caged Sun is a sensible cut, but i like Tendrils and Vampiric Link for the added lifegain potential. I play in a pretty creature-heavy meta, so Tendrils comes in clutch.
Swapping Crypt with Nykthos is a cut that I've been considering, but haven't made yet due to current money situations. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder is a combo that I hadn't even considered, but that's a great one; same with Leshrac's Sigil
Dead of Winter is in with normal Swamps, simply because I don't have the Snow-Covered Swamp s to replace them yet. I play almost exclusively kitchen table Magic, and my playgroup is cool just pretending for now until I get them lol
Thanks for all of the suggestions. They're incredibly helpful and much appreciated.
2 months ago
Hey, Goon squads like to extort and Pontiff of Blight 's extort is busted with Phyrexian mana :)
Consider moving Pontiff from the maybeboard to the main deck by cutting Ob Nixilis, Unshackled ? It's also a six drop and like Pontiff it can be a repeatable source of your opponents losing life, but unlike Pontiff your opponents have the choice to lose life to tutor. With Pontiff you control when and how much life your opponents are losing by casting spells and you also can gain a ton of life which is good with Aetherflux Reservoir .
The one thing your deck lacks is fast colorless mana from mana rocks. You want quick. Sol is great, but consider more? With the budget here Mana Vault and/or Basalt Monolith can fit. Either could replace Caged Sun and/or Tendrils of Corruption . Caged is fine, but I don't think at six mana it's needed here. Everflowing Chalice is also good because it can scale or cast it as a two drop it could replace Vampiric Link .
With only 17 creatures Crypt of Agadeem is not doing much. Consider cutting it for Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ? Nykthos is another powerful outlet for black devotion. Gravecrawler and Carrion Feeder with Phyrexian mana is a loop to combo kill your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir since you cast Gravecrawler from your graveyard. These two Zombies can also put a ton of counters on Krrik or Black Market . These Zombies and Aetherflux can also be part of a Doomsday pile.
Another enabler for Aetherflux with Phyrexian mana is Leshrac's Sigil since it can bounce itself back to your hand to loop cast it. It's also good with devotion as well as some hate for green. These three cards could replace Tendrils of Corruption , Exquisite Blood , Mortuary , Bloodchief Ascension . Mortuary has nice interaction with Gray Merchant of Asphodel and Bolas's Citadel , but I'm not sure that it's worth including just for this interaction.
Good luck with your deck.
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